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DYK AMP runs four types of training programs? Including:
  • Global Scholar: leadership incubator for high school students. Based in Washington, D.C. in July. Rolling admissions.
  • Global Leader: career accelerator for college students and young professionals. Based in Washington, D.C. June-July 2018. Registration opens March 15.
  • AMP Action Lab: skill-builder for social change-makers. Based in Washington, D.C. in July. Registration open March 19.
  • Amplifier: Our Amplifier trainings are virtual and exclusively designed for global youth. This spring we’re offering four free Amplifiers for high school students. More information below.
  • Coaching / custom: Our expert trainers are also available to customize a training session or series for your group. Contact Vanessaf@aidemocracy.org to discuss.


Global Scholar is an international relations summer program that builds the knowledge and skills high school students need to make social change on a local and global scale. Through hands-on learning and meetings with leading policy experts, Global Scholar empowers young and emerging leaders to become change makers on their college campuses and in their local communities. Recent graduates of the program have enrolled at top institutions like HarvardColumbia, the University of ChicagoMcGill University, and others. Global Scholar alumni have also gone on to work with leading organizations like the United Nations

Open exclusively to college students and young professionals interning in DC this summer, Global Leader is a 5-week leadership accelerator for entry-level youth looking to boost resumes with highly marketable 21st century employability skills around Diversity and Inclusion, Complex-Problem-Solving, Strategic Communications, Entrepreneurship, and Career Mapping. We’ve specially designed this part-time course around your internship commitments so there’s no fear of missing out and it’ll look great on future job and college applications! Registration opens March 15!
Are you a teacher who thinks your students could benefit? Are you a young changemaker who wants to lead social change in your community? Join us for this 4-part Amplifier training series on global citizenship and leadership – and begin thinking about how you can lead change in your local and global community.
All of our Amplifier online trainings and workshops are curated from our Global Scholar curriculum and remain highly interactive and participatory. Below is some information about the dates, times, and content of the four modules (it is not compulsory to attend all four modules although it is strongly encouraged for a maximized learning experience):
– Diversity and Inclusion – March 11 2018, 5pm EST
‘Diversity and Inclusion’ is for changemakers wanting to understand the types and levels of oppression faced by different identity groups as a way of working to transform our communities into more equitable and inclusive spaces.
– Media Literacy – March 25 2018, 5pm EST
‘Media Literacy’ is born out of a world saturated with news content, in which there has never been a more vital time to be able to think critically about what we read and watch. Students will leave this training with a heightened awareness for asking the right questions about the content they consume for a less biased, more informed global citizen. 
– Complex Problem-Solving – April 1 2018, 5pm EST
‘Complex Problem-Solving’ is for changemakers curious about investigating the root causes of our 21st century challenges for a higher and deeper social impact. Students will learn how to think about problems systemically using the emerging field of systems thinking for social change. This participatory learning experience will help students understand the complexity of systems at the local and global level. 
– Career Mapping – April 15 2018, 5pm EST 
‘Career Mapping’ helps students leverage their understanding of the world in order to find their changemaking place within it. Bringing together all the content of this virtual series, students will leave with a better understanding of their skillset, the issue/field they want to work in, and how to carve out a career with a strategic plan for achieving it.

FYI – Each Amplifier session is 75 minutes and participants are advised to sign in 5-10 minutes beforehand in case of technical difficulties. No previous knowledge or experience of the subject matter is necessary: all levels are welcome as everyone has something to learn and something to offer. Sending organizations (schools and teachers) and participants should register in the form below or by getting in touch with Vanessa at vanessaf@aidemocracy.org – you can ask Vanessa any further questions you may have.

If you would like to take your online learning offline and in person,  check out our Global Scholar page and see how you can attend our two weeks intensive leadership accelerator in international affairs and social justice – based in Washington DC!
Due to our commitment to small classroom size both on and off-line, we only have 20 places available for each Amplifier training meaning that places are limited so reserve your spot as soon as you can!

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